Students taking at least six credits in the first two years of college are eligible for the Hope Scholarship, a federal tax credit. A tax credit is subtracted from the amount of tax owed, unlike a tax deduction, which is subtracted from the amount of taxable income.
Under the Hope credit, a family may claim a tax credit of up to $1,500 of tuition and fees for each eligible student for up to two tax years. That figure consists of 100% of the first $1,000 of eligible expenses, and half of the next $1,000, for a maximum tax credit of $1,500 per student. The amount of the credit is affected by income, and the amount of scholarships, grants and untaxed income used to pay tuition and fees.
For those beyond the first two years of college, or taking classes part-time to improve or upgrade their job skills, the family will receive a 20% tax credit for first $5,000 of tuition and fees through 2002, and for the first $10,000 thereafter. The credit is available for net tuition and fees (less grant aid) on a per-taxpayer (family) basis. Like the Hope tax credit, higher-income families are not eligible.
For specific information, consult a tax advisor or visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/tax-benefits.
UPS Earn & Learn Program
Bucks County Community College and United Parcel Service (UPS) have implemented an education-based partnership to benefit BCCC students. The "Earn & Learn Program" gives students the opportunity to work part-time at UPS and qualify to receive up to $3,000 per year toward their tuition. All part-time UPS employees are eligible immediately upon hire for up to $15,000* in education assistance.
The benefits of this program allow you to work one of the following excellent shifts: 4 AM, 12 PM, 6PM or 11PM. All shifts run approximately 3.5 to 5 hours in length Monday through Friday. You will also receive full medical benefits upon attaining six months of employment.
Attend classes at a BCCC campus or at the Willow Grove UPS facility. Distance learning is available to all participants. This feature allows busy, motivated adults to individually complete courses without attending on site classes. BCCC works with your busy schedule to make it as convenient as possible to reach your goals.
If you are a current UPS employee that has questions or would like to enroll, please contact Sherry McKinney at 215-968-8359.
If you are interested in pursuing employment at UPS, please contact the Human Resources Department at 215-830-7943 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the many who are already taking advantage of the UPS Earn & Learn program.
*Program Guidelines Apply